sstuwa front lgWe are the industrial and professional voice of the Western Australian public school teaching profession. The SSTUWA gives members a strong voice in the workplace and within the community. We do this by assisting them to gain better pay, improved living standards, safe working environments and employment security through collective bargaining and strength in the workplace. We also advocate for the teaching profession and public education, provide development opportunities for members and campaign for improved opportunities for WA public school students.
 
For over a hundred years teachers, school leaders, school psychologists and lecturers in WA government schools and TAFE colleges have joined together to look after the interests of members and to promote public education.
 

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How the State Budget really hits education

How the State Budget really hits education

20-05-2015 State Government Funding

Despite plenty of bluff and bluster from the Minister, the State Government’s supposed 6.5 per cent funding increase is accounted for by student enrolment growth of three per cent, wage commitments an... Read more

UNIONSWA Occupational Safety And Health Report

UNIONSWA Occupational Safety And Health Report

20-05-2015 OSH News

Mine Safety Committee Representatives  Department of Mining and Petroleum have asked UnionsWA to nominate three members for three year terms. UnionsWA opened the positions to expressions of inte... Read more

Member Assist Hot Topics

Member Assist Hot Topics

19-05-2015 Member Assist News

Welcome to the first of a regular series on our web site where we address issues that are currently being raised by members. Remember, when you need detailed advice, the first step is to speak to you... Read more

Senate Inquiry Must Deal With Resource Shortages

Senate Inquiry Must Deal With Resource Shortages

18-05-2015 Federal Gonski Funding

Senate Inquiry into disability education must deal with resource shortages in schools. The Australian Education Union has welcomed the call from the Opposition for a Senate Inquiry into the educatio... Read more

Workforce Renewal Policy To Cut $257 Million From Education

Workforce Renewal Policy To Cut $257 Million From Education

14-05-2015 State Government Funding

Today’s state budget papers confirm that the government’s ‘workforce renewal’ policy will force the Education Department to cut more than $250 million from its budget over the next 4 years. The polic... Read more

CDA Survey Shows Urgent Need For Support For Students With Disability

CDA Survey Shows Urgent Need For Support For Students With Disability

14-05-2015 Federal Gonski Funding

  A new survey of parents by Children with Disability Australia shows the need to increase resources to schools to allow them to properly educate students with disability, the AEU said today. A... Read more

Labor’s Plan To Increase Specialist Teachers A Good Start

Labor’s Plan To Increase Specialist Teachers A Good Start

14-05-2015 Federal Gonski Funding

Labor’s plan to increase specialist teachers a good start, but we need full Gonski funding. The AEU has welcomed Labor’s plans to increase the number of specialist teachers in Australian schools, but... Read more

State Council Delegates: A Guide

State Council Delegates: A Guide

14-05-2015 Union News

A short video guide for delegates attending SSTUWA State Council June 2015. ... Read more

Pyne Needs To Increase Funding For Students With Disability

Pyne Needs To Increase Funding For Students With Disability

14-05-2015 Federal Gonski Funding

Students with disability must receive extra funding support from next year, not just a standardisation of the current inadequate funding system, the AEU said today. AEU Federal President Correna Hayt... Read more

Budget Abandons Students With Disabilities, Cuts & Ends Gonski Funding

Budget Abandons Students With Disabilities, Cuts & Ends Gonski Fun…

13-05-2015 Federal Gonski Funding

Budget abandons promise to students with disability, confirms real cuts to schools by ending Gonski funding. Students with disability have been let down again by a Federal Budget which fails to deliv... Read more

AEU Rosemary Richards Scholarship 2015

AEU Rosemary Richards Scholarship 2015

13-05-2015 Womens Focus News

Women members of the AEU and its Branches and Associated Bodies are encouraged to apply for the 2015 Rosemary Richards Scholarship. Rosemary Richards was a proud feminist, unionist and educator. She... Read more

Safe Schools Coalition Program Delivery in WA

Safe Schools Coalition Program Delivery in WA

12-05-2015 B-LeGITS News

The Safe Schools Coalition is looking for partners to help deliver the program across Western Australia. You can find more information by on the document below. {phocadownload view=file|id=1134|text... Read more

Research: Teachers Need Extra Resources To Cope With Rising Workloads

Research: Teachers Need Extra Resources To Cope With Rising Workloads

11-05-2015 Federal Gonski Funding

Rising workloads are the main reason teachers consider leaving the profession, new research from the AEU has found. AEU Federal President Correna Haythorpe said that school resourcing was falling beh... Read more

SSTUWA in the media – April

SSTUWA in the media – April

09-05-2015 Union News

Redundancy Push 18:11 29/04/15  18:15 | 29/04/2015 | Channel 9 Perth - News | Circulation: | Brief: SSTU | Type: Broadcast  There’s bad news on the jobs front for teachers and education st... Read more

Pyne’s Teacher Funding No Substitute For Gonski Or Workforce Planning

Pyne’s Teacher Funding No Substitute For Gonski Or Workforce Planning

07-05-2015 Federal Gonski Funding

Christopher Pyne’s announcement today of $17 million to improve teacher training will do little to address the damage its cuts to Gonski funding would do to schools, the AEU said today. AEU Federal P... Read more

Unions Call On Govt To Protect Education In Trade Negotiations

Unions Call On Govt To Protect Education In Trade Negotiations

06-05-2015 AEU Releases

The National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) and the Australian Education Union (AEU) are challenging the Australian Government to come clean on its position in the secret TISA negotiations, now at a ... Read more

Treasury To Cut Up To $300 Million From Education Budget

Treasury To Cut Up To $300 Million From Education Budget

04-05-2015 State Government Funding

The State Government’s ‘public sector renewal’ policy will force the Education Department to cut up to $300 million from its budget over the next 4 years, according to the State School Teachers’ Union... Read more

Abbott Government Must Make Pre-School Funding Permanent

Abbott Government Must Make Pre-School Funding Permanent

04-05-2015 Early Childhood News

The Abbott Government’s decision to fund 15 hours of pre-school for four-year-olds in 2016 and 2017 will give temporary relief to parents and educators, but doesn’t deliver the longterm certainty requ... Read more

Support Justice For Asbestos Disease Victims

Support Justice For Asbestos Disease Victims

03-05-2015 OSH News

Currently a Private Members Bill sits in Parliament awaiting a report to the Attorney General from the Law Reform Commission. The Bill seeks to ensure that asbestos disease victims can be compensated... Read more

Nepali Unions Call For Global Union Support

Nepali Unions Call For Global Union Support

01-05-2015 Union News

A major 7.9 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal on April 25th 2015 causing unprecedented destruction of infrastructure and homes, as well as loss of thousands of lives. This is a huge disaster for one o... Read more

Training Boost For Workplace Safety

Training Boost For Workplace Safety

30-04-2015 OSH News

After protracted negotiations the Department of Education (DoE) has agreed to provide risk management training for design and technology (D&T) staff. Principals have been advised that they must e... Read more

Pyne’s Indigenous Boarding Can’t Compensate For Gonski

Pyne’s Indigenous Boarding Can’t Compensate For Gonski

29-04-2015 Aboriginal and TSI News

Education Minister Christopher Pyne’s announcement of an increase in funding for Indigenous boarding students is a poor substitute for the hundreds of millions of dollars he will rip out of needs-base... Read more

Declaration of Results for Branch Council 2015

Declaration of Results for Branch Council 2015

28-04-2015 Union News

Declaration of Results for Uncontested Offices Branch Council 2015  The following members have been elected to State Council in the 2nd round. Congratulation to all the elected members. All del... Read more

Cheers All Round for PD in the Pub

Cheers All Round for PD in the Pub

28-04-2015 New Educators

PD in the Pub at the the Civic Hotel in Inglewood saw NEN members combine personal development with the chance to network with fellow professionals. Leith Tarling, a L3 Classroom Teacher from the Wes... Read more

SSTUWA Feature Articles

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Counterclockwise For Unlimited Potential

Counterclockwise For Unlimited Potential

19-02-2015 Feature Articles

If we could turn back to a time when everything was possible, then maybe everything would be possible… I recently read social psychologist Dr Ellen J Langer’s thought-provoking and insp... Read more

Nurturing Potential: Correna Haythorpe

Nurturing Potential: Correna Haythorpe

11-02-2015 Feature Articles

Over the summer break, I spent a few days by the Murray River, contemplating following in the footsteps of my predecessor, Angelo Gavrielatos. Angelo is, quite simply, the most dedicated and passiona... Read more

Big Cuts To West Australian Schools

Big Cuts To West Australian Schools

11-02-2015 Education Funding

If schools don’t have enough resources, they can’t provide a full education for their students. In WA, we’re not getting Gonski, we’re seeing budget cuts, especially to High Schools, which are hittin... Read more

New Analysis Shows Public And Private Schools Delivering Same Results Despite Funding Gap

New Analysis Shows Public And Private Schools Delivering Same Res…

19-01-2015 Education Funding

A new analysis of NAPLAN results shows that public schools deliver similar academic results as private schools, once students’ socio-economic background is taken into account. AEU Deputy Federal Pres... Read more

The Leaning Tower of Self-Esteem

The Leaning Tower of Self-Esteem

03-12-2014 Feature Articles

Have you ever seen a photo of someone who has visited Pisa? If so, you may well have seen a picture that looks as if they are holding up the city’s famous leaning tower – an illusion created by lining... Read more

The Great Debate: Reid v Donnelly

The Great Debate: Reid v Donnelly

08-09-2014 Independent Public Schools

The flaws and merits of the Independent Public School model took centre stage during a debate between education academics Alan Reid and Kevin Donnelly in Canberra last month. Professor Reid, from the... Read more

Can WA Teachers Practice In Other Australian State?

Can WA Teachers Practice In Other Australian State?

29-08-2014 Teacher Conditions

Teachers are part of a highly regarded profession and boast life-long skills and experience which are ideal to take with them wherever they go. But, are WA teachers able to practice in other parts of... Read more

DoE Does Not Understand Behaviour Problems In WA

DoE Does Not Understand Behaviour Problems In WA

27-08-2014 Behaviour, Violence and Bullying

A report by the auditor general into behaviour management in schools has found that the Department of Education doesn't understand how widespread behavioural problems are in schools across the state. ... Read more

John Willcock College Fights for Funds

John Willcock College Fights for Funds

26-08-2014 Members At Work

In 2015 John Willcock's school population will increase by 50 percent. It's the only year 8/9 campus in the state. It was split from an 8-12 college some years ago and some would say it's a questiona... Read more

From Meatloaf to Meditation By Dr Helen Street

From Meatloaf to Meditation By Dr Helen Street

26-08-2014 Feature Articles

“It is not a luxury to take regular time out from a busy teaching life. We need to wake up to the fact that teacher wellbeing is a vital foundation for effective education.” With the start of term... Read more

There Is Too Much At Stake To Stop Now

There Is Too Much At Stake To Stop Now

01-08-2014 Education Funding

ON Budget Night 2014 the Abbott Government chose to walk away from properly educating Australian children, and chose to entrench inequity in our school system. The government’s decision to scrap the ... Read more

Class Sizes - Do They Matter?

08-07-2014 Education Issues

Summary The impact of class size on student achievement and non-cognitive outcomes is one of the most contentious areas of educational debate. However the most reliable and valid research on the imp... Read more

Going Backski

Going Backski

17-06-2014 Education Funding

Christopher Pyne and Tony Abbott have confirmed what many have long suspected: they run a government which feels no responsibility for government schools. There is a pattern emerging from the public ... Read more

Resource: Cool Burning - Indigenous Land Management

21-05-2014 Book and Resource Reviews

Cool Australia would like to share with you our brand new units on Cool Burning - Indigenous land management. We are launching it in preparation for National Reconciliation week (May 25th - 31st) so t... Read more

Increased Funding Delivers For Low Income Students

20-05-2014 Education Funding

New research from the United States on the relationship between school funding and outcomes shows that money matters in education for low income students. Its findings suggest that the ending of the G... Read more

Audit Ignores High Levels Of Disadvantage In Govt Schools

09-05-2014 Education Funding

The National Commission of Audit report has recommended not proceeding with the planned Gonski funding increases for 2018 and 2019. Instead, it recommended that school funding be indexed beyond 2017 b... Read more

The plan to cut the wages of Australia’s lowest paid

The plan to cut the wages of Australia’s lowest paid

06-05-2014 Feature Articles

The Commission of Audit states that “the level of the national minimum wage… is essentially a societal choice.” Their preferred choice is for the minimum wage to fall in real terms every year for a de... Read more

What Swedish free schools reveal about social segregation

28-03-2014 Independent Public Schools

School-based education is undergoing significant changes across much of the developed world with private providers increasingly taking over the delivery of education from public providers. In both Eng... Read more

Massive Strike to rock South Korea - how you can help

Massive Strike to rock South Korea - how you can help

25-02-2014 International Issues

Next Tuesday marks the end of the first year in office for South Korea's President Park, Geun-hye. On that day, South Korea's trade union confederation (the KCTU) will be holding a nationwide "people... Read more

Class Sizes Matter: Take Survey

Class Sizes Matter: Take Survey

28-01-2014 Education Issues

We do not need research to tell us that teachers make a significant difference in influencing a student's potential. However, supporting our students to reach their full potential also relies on a num... Read more

Teacher registration: Why it's important to make sure you're regi…

16-01-2014 Teacher Conditions

Just like many other professional occupations across the State, teachers must be registered before they can teach in Western Australian schools. In fact, the Teacher Registration Act 2012 makes it an ... Read more

Resiliance In Children

02-01-2014 Behaviour, Violence and Bullying

Not much is known about what makes children resilient in difficult communities, but researchers are slowly beginning to find out. When looking at specific case studies, some resounding patterns begin... Read more

Conflicting Bodies Dr Helen Street

Conflicting Bodies Dr Helen Street

24-12-2013 Feature Articles

If young people can be helped to understand why the burger looks so damn good in the picture (and incidentally nothing like the real thing). then we can help them to make food choices that are indepen... Read more

NAPLAN Results Show A Major Equity Problem in Education

NAPLAN Results Show A Major Equity Problem in Education

23-12-2013 Education Funding

The latest national literacy and numeracy test (NAPLAN) results contradict Christopher Pyne’s claim that Australia does not have an equity problem in education. The only verdict to be drawn from the n... Read more

SSTUWA TOPS PLANNER

sstuwa-topsTOPS is an online teacher planning program that is easy to navigate, will reduce workload and provide you with all required planning and assessment documentation for all learning areas in K to Yr10.

TOPS is designed to connect curriculum with effective teaching practice in the classroom. The program is free to All SSTUWA Members via this website.

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Join The SSTUWA

sstuwa-rallyJoining the SSTUWA gives you the protection of one of the State’s largest industrial and professional unions. The SSTUWA gives teachers a voice in the workplace and the community.

We do this by assisting them to gain better pay, improved living standards, safe working environments and employment security, through collective bargaining and strength in the workplace.